The jack jumper ant (Myrmecia pilosula), is a species of venomous ant native to Australia. This species is known for the ability to jump long distances. These ants are large, approximately 12 to 14 millimeters. Jack jumper ants are primarily active during the day, with a life expectancy of over one year. Workers are gamergates, […]

Watch as an enormous spider inside the Amazon jungle of southeastern Peru, carry’s a opossum off to eat. They prowl around at night hunting for dinner.

This is the caterpillar of the saturniidae moth. This is how they look like after the metamorphosis is complete.

Something taboo in America is for any interaction between insects and human food but in some parts of the world it’s either ok or even the opposite is true. “mochi” mostly refers to a ball of sweet rice dough and this is not typical of how it is made.

The “Stateville Penitentiary Malaria Study” was a controlled experiment on 400 prisoners. They were infected with malaria in order to study the effects of new and experimental drugs to combat the disease. Nazi doctors later on trial at Nuremberg cite this American study to defend their own actions during the Holocaust. The study was conducted […]

Scorpionflies have enlarged genitals that look similar to the stingers of scorpions. Scorpionflies are named because of the external male genitalia which resemble the stingers of scorpions.  Scorpionflies cannot sting.  

A preserved locust eating a mouse on display at the Natural History Museum, London. It’s more than 100 years old. It’s an African species called Ornithacris pictula. What would you do if you woke up with this on your pillow?